About marriage in
BIBHU PRASAD MISHRA
• Indian marriages are arranged
• People still rely on their parents to find
the right person
• Internet also provide opportunity for
people to get together
• Marriage is the most important social
• Love marriages generally happen with
the approval of the parents.
• Divorce is not accepted among Indians.
• There is a large number of traditions
linked with weddings in India.
• The bride and the grooms are showered
with rice grains when they leave for their
• In the sindhi tradition when the bride
enters her new house she has to take
some salt in the palm of her hands and
exchange it with the groom’s relatives.
• In India there are hundreds of
ways of celebrating marriage.
• Many marriages are arranged
within the religion and preferably
in the same community.
• Most of the wedding expenses are
borne by the girl’s family.
Types of wedding
• There are different types of
• Bengali, Catholic, Gujarati,
Kannada, Kashmiri, Mharashtrian,
Malyalee, Marwari, Parsi, Muslim,
Punjabi, Sikh, Sindhi, Tamilian
and Telugu weddings.
• Tamilian weddings are simple
• The basic set of wedding customs
remains the same.
• Tamil weddings are fixed after
consulting the Hindu calendar.
• The parents of the bride and groom
exchange horoscopes and the
family priest compare them in
Rituals on a tamilian wedding
• When the match is finalized a
private function is organized to
draw up the marriage agreement.
• The bride and the groom exchange
garlands three times.
• When the couples finally succeed
in garlanding each other they sit
together on a swing.
• It is celebrated on a grand scale
for a period of five days.
• Cash present is sent to the bride’s
father by the groom’s father.
• The bride wears sober clothes on
• They observe a unique set of rituals
on the time of their wedding.
• It is on day four t